What to See and Do in Balmacara

Information Centre

Balmacara is approximately 3 miles east of the Kyle of Lochalsh just off of the A87.  

There is a small information centre in Balmacara Square.  The centre has wheelchair access, a touch screen terminal with a history of the area and leaflets.

A small fee is requested for use of this facility.

The centre is open from Easter to the end of September from 9am to 5pm.

The picture to the right shows the village mill pond at sunset.


Balmacara estate offers a variety of walks of varying difficulties.  Leaflets can be picked up at the information centre, there is also an information board which details some of the routes.  More information can be obtained by emailing Balmacara Estates.

A variety of Ranger led guided walks are also available via the National Trust for Scotland during the summer months.  Leaflets with full details are available at the information centre in Balmacara Square.

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Murchison Memorial

The perfect place to take photographs of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.  This memorial is on the way to Kyle of Lochalsh.  Be sure to wear good walking shoes, although it is not a long walk, if it has been raining it can be quite slippy.

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Lochalsh Woodland Garden

Lovely walks through beautiful woodlands maintained by the National Trust for Scotland.  The woodland garden has a reception kiosk with information about the garden.  Admission: adults 2.00, concession 1.00 and free to NTS members and affiliates.  Find out more.

For this area also see Kyle of Lochalsh and Plockton